Tzozef.9841 Posted October 20, 2017 Share Posted October 20, 2017 It's not that bad. My playstyle has completely shifted though, there are two techniques I used before the nerf which I used, which are now unfavorable.The pincer /Kamikaze technique.The pincer/kamikaze technique is when I use my sand shade on an enemy and run towards the enemy to stack both condi pulses from myself, and from my sand shade to condi-bomb the damage.Now I can't do that because the Sand Shade skills F2-F5 don't stack anymore. So my playstyle when from stacking Shades and myself in a huddle, from that, and NOW into spreading everything out and controlling the movement of my enemy, which is difficult, takes getting used to, but still very viable.I feel more like a football coach making plays controlling the movement of my enemies, rather than an army general sending all my pilots to kamikaze themselves into the enemy. More like chess, and less like GTA San Andreas. I wanted to bring some light and hope in lieu from all the PvE fiasco, which I think Anet made a huge mistake and misstep making Necros nearly unable to participate from high-end/PvE content JUST BECAUSE they spent 2 YEARS creating a new elite spec without properly testing it and somehow doing things it's UNINTENDED to do, only to remove it and wait several months later to fix it while being BENCHED in the meantime. It's silly guys.Back on topic, the point is, in WvW, Scourge is still FUN. That's what counts. It's not an atomic bomb anymore, but it's still damn fun. What I like is I can't wreck zergs by myself, and I don't invalidate downed state anymore. It's possible to rez your allies now and not nearly impossible, but now at least feasible. With that said, after the nerfs, weaknesses that were apparent before are now GLARING after the down-tune. Getting kited is a real problem, especially against rangers, as a necro there is NO SPEC it has against kiting effectively, Necro no matter what spec is weak against kiters. Because it's mostly a damage potential nerf, it's way easier for anything kiting me to mitigate the damage and continue. Again this is not a complaint, the fights are still winnable, just an observation. (I guess it's a similar weakness to Revenants against condition damage, echoing what a Dev once said)The bright side is guys, whether in PvP, WvW, or PvE/Raids. Scourge (Necro) will only get buffed from here on out. My suggestion for devs is to combine some traits together and add new ones to bring the POWAAH back in PvE, but also make it's defensive choices count i.e. MAKE BARRIER MATTER and/or effective. Right now it acts more like a bandaid that doesn't stick properly.Otherwise, wanted to bring some optimism to the thread, if even it's just a little and only a singular experience :)I made a similar thread before about running Power Reaper through WvW in a similar vein, guess I'm just that Necro with a healthy dose of optimism xD Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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